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Male, US, born 1862-02-07, died 1957-10-03

Associated with the firms network

Brown, A. Page, Architect; Carrere and Hastings, Architects; Maybeck and White, Architect and Engineer; Maybeck, Bernard R., Architect; Maybeck, Howard and Mathison, Architects; Maybeck, Howard and White, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Carrère and Hastings, Architects, New York, NY.

Draftsman, A. Page Brown, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1890-1894.

Principal, Bernard R. Maybeck Architect, Berkeley, CA, 1894- .

Partner, Maybeck, Howard and White, Architects, San Francisco, CA, -1909, 1921.

Partner, Maybeck and White, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1914-1918, 1930s. From at least 1916 until 1920, Maybeck and White operated in the Lick Building in San Francisco, CA. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1916, p. 2068 and San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1920, p. 1676.)


Instructor, Mark Hopkins Institute of Art, San Francisco, CA;

Instructor, Descriptive Geometry, University of California, Department of Industrial and Decorative Art, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, c. 1897; while and Instructor at Berkeley, Maybeck facilitated the campus redesign project bankrolled by Phoebe Apperson Hearst (1842-1919), mother of newspaper mogul, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). This program predated the more formalized architectural program set up by John Galen Howard (1864-1931) after 1903.

Professional Awards

Recipient, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal, 1951; this award was the institute's highest individual prize.



Dipl., Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, 1882-1886; Maybeck studied in the atelier of Jules Andre, who himself was a disciple of the architectural innovator with iron, Henri Labrouste (1801-1875).



Bernard R. Maybeck was born in Brooklyn, NY, to German parents.

He died in Berkeley, CA, at the age of 95.


His mother's maiden name was Kern.


Maybeck married Annie White (b. 06/22/1867 in MO- d. 04/22/1956 in Berkeley, CA).

Biographical Notes

Bernard Maybeck joined the elite Bohemian Club on 11/10/1904. (SeeThe Bohemian Club San Francisco, Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, By-Laws and Rules, Officers, Committees, and Members, [San Francisco: Bohemian Club, 1907], p. 100.)

Eight of Maybeck's buildings have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as of 03/02/2006; the Los Angeles Times noted of Maybeck in its "Californians" column of 05/08/1904: "Bernard Maybeck of Berkeley, popular as a clubman and architect in the bay cities, has come out as an enthusiastic advocate of the 'the simple life.'" (See "Californians" Los Angeles Times, 05/04/1904, p. A5.)

Associated Locations

  • Berkeley, CA (Architect's Death)
    Berkeley, CA

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PCAD id: 749

1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley, CA1910BerkeleyCA
Anthony, Earle Charles, House #2, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Anthony, Earle C. Packard Automobile Showroom, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Balfour House, San Mateo, CA1907San MateoCA
Chick, Guy Hyde, House, Berkeley, CA1914-1915BerkeleyCA
Church of the New Jerusalem, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Davis, Williston W., House, Berkeley, CA1896-1897BerkeleyCA
Diggles, C.S., House, San Mateo, CA1905San MateoCA
Erlinger House, Forest Hill, San Francisco, CA1916San FranciscoCA
Fagan, James, Portola Valley, CA1920Portola ValleyCA
Forest Hill Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA1919San FranciscoCA
Gates, Dr. Howard B. and Amelia Levenson, House, Naglee Park, San Jose, CA1904San JoseCA
Harrison Memorial Library, Carmel, CA1927CarmelCA
Hearst, William Randolph, House, McCloud River, Siskyou County, CA1924McCloud RiverCA
Jockers, Elsa L., House, Northside, Berkeley, CA1911BerkeleyCA
Josselyn, Charles, House, Woodside, CA1907WoodsideCA
Keeler, Charles, House, Berkeley, CA1895BerkeleyCA
Keller, Charles, Studio #1, Berkeley, CA1902BerkeleyCA
Lawson, Andrew Cowper and Ludovilia Von Jantof, House #2, Berkeley Hills, Berkeley, CA1906-1907BerkeleyCA
Maybeck, Bernard, House #1, Berkeley, CA1900BerkeleyCA
Maybeck, Bernard, House #2, Berkeley, CABerkeleyCA
Maybeck, Wallen, House, Berkeley, CABerkeleyCA
Newhall, George, Sr., House Project, Burlingame, CA1905BurlingameCA
Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley, CAMill ValleyCA
Palo Alto Unitarian Church #1, Palo Alto, CA1906-1907Palo AltoCA
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA1914-1915San FranciscoCA
Pilgrimage Theatre #1, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA 1920Los AngelesCA
Principia College, Campus Plan, Elsah, IL1931-1938ElsahIL
Principia College, Chapel, Elsah, IL1932-1934ElsahIL
Principia College, Spatz Maybeck Filling Station, Elsah, IL1931ElsahIL
Rees, William, House, Northside, Berkeley, CA1906BerkeleyCA
Robinson, George, House, San Mateo, CA1906San MateoCA
Rose Walk, Berkeley, CA1913BerkeleyCA
San Mateo Polo Club, Club House, San Mateo, CA1907San MateoCA
Senger House, Berkeley, CA1907BerkeleyCA
Shuman, Percy, House, San Mateo, CA1910San MateoCA
Sierra Club, Yosemite National Park, Parsons Memorial Lodge, Yosemite National Park, CA1915-1915Yosemite National ParkCA
Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Tahoe Meadows, El Dorado County, CAEl Dorado CountyCA
Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA1926San FranciscoCA
Town and Gown Club, Berkeley, CA1899BerkeleyCA
University of California, Berkeley, Faculty Club, Berkeley, CABerkeleyCA
University of California, Berkeley, Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, Campus Plan Competition, Berkeley, CA1898-1899BerkeleyCA
University of California, Berkeley, Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, Gymnasium for Women, Berkeley, CA1926-1927BerkeleyCA
University of California, Berkeley, Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, Hall, Berkeley, CA 1898-1899BerkeleyCA
Young, E.C., House, Forest Hill, San Francisco, CA1913San FranciscoCA
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